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Africa Action Releases Africa Policy Outlook 2010

Friday, 22 January 2010, 10:05 am | Africa Action

The Outlook is an annual publication forecasts the key issues and developments in Africa policy, such as climate change, the global economic crisis, HIV/AIDS, foreign aid and other country topics, and it analyzes trends in U.S. relations with Africa ... More >>

Africa Action Mourns The Loss Of Bill Sutherland

Thursday, 7 January 2010, 1:58 pm | Africa Action

Africa Action is saddened to learn of the death of Bill Sutherland, African American pacifist, Pan African activist elder, and a founder of Africa Action’s first predecessor organization, the American Committee on Africa. He died peacefully on the evening ... More >>

Profiteering by Vulture Funds in Liberia

Friday, 4 December 2009, 9:37 am | Africa Action

Leading global development and Africa advocacy groups reacted with outrage today to news that a London court recently awarded two Vulture Funds a $20 million judgment against Liberia. More >>

Africa Action Applauds Decision to Lift HIV Ban

Saturday, 7 November 2009, 3:31 pm | Africa Action

Friday, November 06, 2009 (Washington, DC) – Africa Action congratulates President Obama and the administration’s leadership in lifting the 22-year-old HIV travel and immigration ban in the U.S. Reducing stigma and discrimination associated with ... More >>

Zimbabwe Global Political Agreement

Wednesday, 16 September 2009, 4:37 pm | Africa Action

Today is the one-year anniversary of the power-sharing accord that resulted in the creation of the new Zimbabwe unity government in early 2009. One-year forward, Africa Action notes that while serious challenges remain, significant changes have been ... More >>

Ending the Violence Against Women in Sudan

Thursday, 27 August 2009, 12:23 pm | Africa Action

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 (Washington, DC) – In September, the U.S. is set to assume the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). This comes on the heels of a trip by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to seven African ... More >>

Africa Action Honors Nelson Mandela’s Birthday

Saturday, 18 July 2009, 1:49 pm | Africa Action

Friday, July 17th, 2009 (Washington, DC) – On his 91st birthday, Africa Action honors Nelson Mandela, one of Africa’s most prominent international figures, for his long-standing tradition of human rights activism. More >>

Ghana Should Meet Obama With Cautious Optimism

Tuesday, 7 July 2009, 9:41 am | Africa Action

Monday, July 6th, 2009 (Washington, DC) – This week President Obama embarks on a tour that will include attending a meeting with leaders from the eight most powerful nations (G8) in Italy, followed by his first trip to the African continent as U.S. ... More >>

Congress Acts to Tame Prowling Vulture Funds

Friday, 19 June 2009, 1:14 pm | Africa Action

Thursday, June 18, 2009 (Washington, DC) – Today advocacy organizations and debt relief campaigners welcome the reintroduction of the Stop Very Unscrupulous Loan Transfers from Underprivileged Countries to Rich, Exploitive Funds or “ Stop VULTURE ... More >>

U.S.- Policy Towards Zimbabwe

Friday, 12 June 2009, 12:58 pm | Africa Action

Thursday, June 11, 2009 (Washington, DC) – On the occasion of Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s first official visit to Washington, DC, Africa Action released a statement this morning urging the U.S. Government to seize the opportunity to initiate ... More >>

Loss of Tajudeen Abdul Raheem

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 1:38 pm | Africa Action

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 (Washington, DC) – This week Africa Action mourns the death of one of the most distinguished pan-Africanist, and United Nations Millennium Campaign Deputy Director, Dr. Tajudeen Abdul Raheem. He passed away May 24, 2009 ... More >>

Obama Administration’s FY10 Detailed Budget

Friday, 8 May 2009, 2:40 pm | Africa Action

Thursday, May 07, 2009 (Washington, DC) – This morning the President Obama released the detailed fiscal year 2010 budget information on U.S. bilateral AIDS programs and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. According to preliminary ... More >>

Zimbabwe Human Rights Activists Rearrested

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 1:01 pm | Africa Action

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 (Washington, DC) – Today Africa Action unequivocally condemns the re-arrest of human rights defender Jestina Mukoko and 17 other Zimbabwean civil society activists; just two months after they were released on bail. Jestina Mukoko, ... More >>

100 Days Pass Obama Administration

Friday, 1 May 2009, 5:10 pm | Africa Action

Thursday, April 30, 2009 (Washington, DC) – As President Obama’s first 100 days in office pass, Africa Action recognizes significant changes in the tone of U.S. foreign policy, including the willingness to engage a wide variety of perspectives ... More >>

Africa Action Calls for U.S. Climate Legislation

Thursday, 23 April 2009, 3:34 pm | Africa Action

Today on Earth Day, Africa Action calls for responsible financing that will enable developing countries to adapt and mitigate the inequitable impact of climate change. More >>

Mobilization to Stop the Genocide in Darfur

Saturday, 11 April 2009, 2:48 pm | Africa Action

Thursday, April 9, 2009 (Washington, DC) – This month Africa Action honors the 15th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by hosting several special events designed to mobilize public pressure and strengthen collective efforts to demand peace and ... More >>

Activist Ends 21-Day Hunger Strike

Saturday, 7 March 2009, 3:51 pm | Africa Action

Leading South African Political Activist Ends 21-Day Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Zimbabwean People More >>

Peace, Justice and Democracy in Sudan

Saturday, 7 February 2009, 2:19 pm | Africa Action

Thursday, February 05, 2009 (Washington, DC) – Representatives of independent Sudanese civil society organizations, media and rights activists called on Sudanese government, political actors and civil society members to urgently convene a conference ... More >>

Africa Action Releases Africa Policy Outlook 2009

Friday, 30 January 2009, 10:15 am | Africa Action

Tuesday, January 28, 2009 (Washington, DC) – Today Africa Action released its Africa Policy Outlook for 2009. This annual publication was released one week after the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama and as millions across the African ... More >>

U.S. Must Support Peace and Justice In Sudan

Monday, 12 January 2009, 10:40 am | Africa Action

Friday, January 9, 2009 (Washington, DC) – Today Africa Action reflects on the 4th anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that sought to end Sudan’s longest civil war and established self-governance in Southern Sudan. More >>





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